The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 53 80 89
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +9
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 336 201 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.47% 2.96% 2.95%
As % of the Applications category 28.40% 20.02% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 273 150 168
Average salary £27,500 £25,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% -6.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £18,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,200 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1183 1004 1020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.72% 14.79% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 978 839 908
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +4.47%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +39 171 £27,000 +8.00% 31
Cheshire +25 108 £29,125 +5.90% 16
Merseyside +20 39 £39,000 +59.18% 8
Lancashire -6 15 £25,000 -21.70% 6
Cumbria -5 4 £31,500 -13.69% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 443 (69.87%) Microsoft
2 369 (58.20%) MS Excel
3 263 (41.48%) Windows
4 177 (27.92%) SQL
5 146 (23.03%) Active Directory
6 112 (17.67%) Project Management
7 111 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
8 109 (17.19%) Finance
9 106 (16.72%) SQL Server
10 95 (14.98%) Windows 7
11 94 (14.83%) ITIL
11 94 (14.83%) MS Exchange
12 90 (14.20%) Degree
13 84 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 72 (11.36%) TCP/IP
15 67 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (10.41%) Windows XP
17 63 (9.94%) SharePoint
18 58 (9.15%) MS PowerPoint
19 56 (8.83%) SLA
20 55 (8.68%) .NET
20 55 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (8.52%) Marketing
22 53 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
23 52 (8.20%) Time Management
24 50 (7.89%) MCP
25 47 (7.41%) T-SQL
25 47 (7.41%) VPN
25 47 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
26 46 (7.26%) Service Delivery

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 94 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 63 (9.94%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (4.42%) IIS
5 26 (4.10%) Lync
6 20 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.89%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.58%) SAS
8 10 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.95%) CMS
12 5 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.79%) JBoss
13 4 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.63%) Apache
13 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 369 (58.20%) MS Excel
2 58 (9.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 44 (6.94%) MS Project
4 24 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.95%) SPSS
7 5 (0.79%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.79%) FastStats
8 4 (0.63%) Windchill
9 3 (0.47%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.32%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.16%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.16%) Maya
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.16%) InDesign
11 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (2.05%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.58%) Tridion
3 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.63%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.63%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.47%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.32%) SalesLogix
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) Exstream
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.89%) Office 365
2 21 (3.31%) SaaS
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 72 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 47 (7.41%) VPN
3 43 (6.78%) DNS
4 37 (5.84%) Internet
5 35 (5.52%) DHCP
6 26 (4.10%) WAN
7 24 (3.79%) LAN
8 14 (2.21%) VoIP
9 12 (1.89%) Firewall
10 11 (1.74%) SAN
11 10 (1.58%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.26%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.10%) Wireless
13 7 (1.10%) DECT
13 7 (1.10%) NAS
14 6 (0.95%) PSTN
14 6 (0.95%) Intranet
15 5 (0.79%) VLAN
15 5 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.00%) Crystal Reports
6 18 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.37%) DB2
7 15 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.21%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.26%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.95%) MS Access
13 5 (0.79%) DTS
13 5 (0.79%) QlikView
13 5 (0.79%) Big Data
14 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.63%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.26%) JIRA
2 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.47%) Selenium
3 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.32%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.16%) Hudson
5 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 109 (17.19%) Finance
2 54 (8.52%) Marketing
3 28 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.94%) Legal
5 23 (3.63%) Banking
6 21 (3.31%) Law
7 18 (2.84%) Retail
8 11 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.58%) Back Office
10 8 (1.26%) Automotive
10 8 (1.26%) Local Government
11 7 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.63%) Games
14 3 (0.47%) Advertising
14 3 (0.47%) Publishing
15 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.32%) Billing
15 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 219 (34.54%) Analyst
2 73 (11.51%) Support Analyst
3 61 (9.62%) IT Support
4 53 (8.36%) Developer
5 50 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 47 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 44 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 40 (6.31%) Project Manager
9 29 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.94%) Applications Support
12 24 (3.79%) Senior Manager
12 24 (3.79%) IT Support Analyst
13 23 (3.63%) 1st Line Support
14 22 (3.47%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
16 20 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.15%) Product Manager
17 19 (3.00%) Applications Support Analyst
17 19 (3.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.68%) .NET
2 23 (3.63%) XML
3 18 (2.84%) ASP.NET
4 16 (2.52%) .NET Framework
5 11 (1.74%) CSS
5 11 (1.74%) HTML
6 7 (1.10%) Flash
7 6 (0.95%) COM
7 6 (0.95%) jQuery
8 4 (0.63%) XSL
8 4 (0.63%) Ajax
8 4 (0.63%) J2EE
9 3 (0.47%) Web Services
10 2 (0.32%) EDI
10 2 (0.32%) HTML5
10 2 (0.32%) Sass
11 1 (0.16%) HornetQ
11 1 (0.16%) CSS3
11 1 (0.16%) JPA
11 1 (0.16%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 111 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 15 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.58%) Statistics
8 7 (1.10%) GIS
8 7 (1.10%) Tandem
9 6 (0.95%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.79%) Clustering
10 5 (0.79%) iPhone
11 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.47%) FMCG
12 3 (0.47%) Life Science
12 3 (0.47%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.47%) NHS
13 2 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 263 (41.48%) Windows
2 95 (14.98%) Windows 7
3 84 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (10.41%) Windows XP
6 53 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (6.31%) Linux
8 32 (5.05%) UNIX
9 28 (4.42%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.58%) Android
12 5 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.67%) Project Management
2 94 (14.83%) ITIL
3 55 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (8.20%) Time Management
5 47 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (7.26%) PRINCE2
6 46 (7.26%) Service Delivery
7 41 (6.47%) Change Management
8 37 (5.84%) Service Management
9 34 (5.36%) ERP
10 31 (4.89%) Analytics
11 28 (4.42%) CRM
11 28 (4.42%) Document Management
12 26 (4.10%) ETL
13 23 (3.63%) Scrum
14 22 (3.47%) Product Management
15 21 (3.31%) Problem Management
16 20 (3.15%) Information Security
16 20 (3.15%) Business Analysis
17 19 (3.00%) Competitive Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 177 (27.92%) SQL
2 47 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 42 (6.62%) C#
4 31 (4.89%) VB
5 21 (3.31%) VBA
6 18 (2.84%) C
6 18 (2.84%) Java
7 12 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.26%) VBScript
11 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.79%) Perl
12 5 (0.79%) Python
13 4 (0.63%) PHP
14 3 (0.47%) PowerHouse
14 3 (0.47%) VB6
15 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.32%) ABAP
16 1 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (14.20%) Degree
2 50 (7.89%) MCP
3 46 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (4.89%) MCSE
5 29 (4.57%) MCSA
5 29 (4.57%) MCTS
6 21 (3.31%) MCITP
6 21 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 21 (3.31%) A+ Certification
7 18 (2.84%) CCNA
7 18 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.37%) SC Cleared
9 14 (2.21%) CISSP
9 14 (2.21%) CCNP
9 14 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.58%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.42%) HND
12 7 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.95%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.83%) SLA
2 17 (2.68%) QA
3 6 (0.95%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 146 (23.03%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.47%) Hyper-V
3 34 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.58%) vSphere
5 8 (1.26%) XenApp
5 8 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.95%) MetaFrame
6 6 (0.95%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.47%) NFS
8 3 (0.47%) Xen
8 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (3.31%) SCCM
2 9 (1.42%) OpenView
2 9 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.95%) Backup Exec
3 6 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.63%) Windows Intune
4 4 (0.63%) DameWare
5 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.47%) WSUS
6 2 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.16%) SCOM
7 1 (0.16%) Nessus
7 1 (0.16%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 443 (69.87%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.78%) VMware
3 36 (5.68%) Citrix
4 34 (5.36%) Oracle
5 33 (5.21%) HP
6 17 (2.68%) Dell
7 15 (2.37%) SAP
7 15 (2.37%) Cisco
8 13 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.05%) Google
9 12 (1.89%) ArcSight
9 12 (1.89%) Lotus
10 11 (1.74%) McAfee
10 11 (1.74%) Coremetrics
11 10 (1.58%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.58%) hybris
12 8 (1.26%) NEC
13 7 (1.10%) Avaya
14 6 (0.95%) EMC
14 6 (0.95%) Adobe
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